Key Stage 4 - Computer Science

IGCSE in Computer Science

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Computer Science is designed as a two‐year course. It aims to develop their understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers. Learners will also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions. Studying CIE IGCSE in Computer Science will help learners appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks. It helps learners develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in computational thinking.



Key Subject Aims

  • To develop computational thinking
  • To develop an understanding of the component parts of a computer system
  • To understand the internal processes of a computer
  • To understand how to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language.


Key Features and Benefits of the Specification

  • 100% examination
  • 2 written examination papers
    • Theory of Computer Science
    • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Appropriate for students with logical thinking and problems solving skills and an interest in programming.